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  1. Diversify to survive the dollar slide, say experts

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... such as the Canadian and Australian dollar could provide an alternative to a weakening US dollar. An allocation to these asset classes may help to balance portfolio returns in difficult market conditions. ... Chris Davis Hong Kong investors have been advised not to rush into investments away from a US dollar base but to take a measured approach. Currency and investment experts say the level ...

  2. SAFE buys stakes in Australian banks in forex strategy shift

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... which is in turn boosting the Australian dollar,' said Paul Cavey, a China economist at Macquarie Securities. Nevertheless, it remains unclear why a little-known subsidiary of SAFE rather ... Tom Miller in Beijing A Hong Kong-based investment arm of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange has bought stakes in at least two Australian banks, a sign that Beijing is stepping ...

  3. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR

    The bullion-dollar question: will gold escape debt crisis?

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN HENNECKE

    ... In bull vs bear, specialists debate the appeal of a hot asset. This week's topic is gold. The bullion-dollar question Bull view: go on yellow Few dispute that gold offers protection against inflation and debt crises. The metal cannot be printed at will and does not carry a risk of default. Where opinions do vary – wildly – is whether or not we face the risk of such inflation ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Domestic investors' confidence in redback counts more than foreigners'

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... foreigners to hold yuan. But it cannot hold anywhere near so close a grip if the man in the street in Chengdu can freely exchange his yuan for US dollars, buy shares in an Australian company ... would maintain a policy of strengthening the yuan against the US dollar and so it has proved. The interest rate return is also higher than on the US dollar or Hong Kong dollar. But I am a fair ...

  5. Property - International

    Chinese investors eye Australian office, retail assets

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:34pm by John Talbot

    ... with almost A$350 million (HK$2.8 billion) invested in the Australian commercial real estate market over the last four years. The big focus for this investment has been office and retail assets. ... in the Australian commercial market – an all-time record. We expect these investors to remain active over the medium-term, but they will face more competition from local AREITs. A number of domestic ...

  6. Money-market ETFs: an instrument for income

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... performance follows an index tracking the overnight interest rate published by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The fund is in Hong Kong dollars, and the Australian assets it tracks are Australian ... of the Australian dollar versus the Hong Kong dollar. It is tradable during the exchange session like any of the other listed securities. Last year, the fund made an annual return of 4.25 per cent ...

  7. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... billion) at the end of last month. The bank's decision came two weeks after both countries agreed on direct trading between the onshore yuan and Australian dollar so as to facilitate trade ... would have invested directly in a sovereign bond market of an Asian country other than Japan, Philip Lowe, the RBA's deputy governor, said yesterday at the Australian Chamber of Commerce ...

  8. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Ask Melanie: When money isn't safe in houses

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... be if you're scalded. So what's a good alternative? I went mystery shopping at the major retail banks. (Private banks need US$1 million to say hello.) Australian banks are a good bet. The safest Aussie banks pays 1.14 per cent per annum for a six-month Hong Kong dollar term deposit. But the highlight of my trip was with a charming young man at a very Hong Kong bank. I posed your question ...

  9. Business - Money

    Is money in the bank a good thing in Hong Kong right now?

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:26pm by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... spread across a range of growth assets.   SHOULD I SWITCH MY HONG KONG DOLLAR SAVINGS TO AUSTRALIAN, OR NEW ZEALAND, DOLLAR TERM DEPOSITS TO GET BETTER RETURNS? Current returns on Hong Kong ... whereas that same amount converted to Australian or New Zealand dollars and invested for the same period would give you a return 4-5 times higher. On the face of it, that looks attractive, however ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI AND RAY CHAN

    ... bonds has risen as the swap rates between the yuan and the US dollar are at record lows, tempering the pace of investment-grade corporate bond issues by foreign issuers, industry experts said ... dollars as they can use the yuan for trade and settlement purposes." Eddie Yue Wai-man, a deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, said he was looking forward to further ...




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